Support for businesses

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

Following Covid-19 restrictions placed on the London Borough of Newham from 17 October 2020 onwards, central Government has provided the council with funding for grant payments to support those businesses impacted by the restrictions.

There are a number of different grants available, which vary according to changes in tiered restrictions. Please see below an overview of grants available, and the dates in these are available.

Application forms for the grants can be found at the bottom of the page. Please see below links to official government guidance regarding the grants.

Check if you're eligible for coronavirus local restrictions support grant for closed businesses

Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus local restrictions support grant for open businesses

Check if your nightclub is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions

Please note that you do not need to reapply for each grant period/scheme, grants will be paid based on your initial application form to eligible businesses. You only need to complete a different application if you are applying for the Christmas Support Payment for Wet Led Pubs.

17 October-4 November 2020

Local Restriction Support Grant (O) for tier 2 restrictions

Grants have been made available for eligible businesses within the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Eligibility for this grant is based on the Valuation Office description of your premises. The Local Authority has received a list from Central Government of which property types will qualify.

AMUSEMENT ARCADE AND PREMISES

BINGO HALL AND PREMISES

BOWLING ALLEY AND PREMISES

CAFE AND PREMISES

CASINO AND PREMISES

CINEMA AND PREMISES

CLUB AND PREMISES

CLUB HOUSE AND PREMISES

GUEST HOUSE AND PREMISES

HOTEL & PREMISES

HOTEL AND PREMISES

LEISURE CENTRE AND PREMISES

MUSEUM AND PREMISES

NIGHTCLUB AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HALL OFFICES AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE HOTEL AND PREMISES

RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT AND  PREMISES

RESTAURANT AND PREMISES

THEATRE AND PREMISES

TOURIST ATTRACTION AND PREMISES

WINE BAR AND PREMISES

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £435.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £670.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £956.00

Local Restriction Support Grant (S) for nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues from 1 November

On Friday 9 October, the Government announced further funding to support businesses that have been required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020 due to restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus and save lives

Grant funding for eligible businesses will be payable by Local Authorities in 14-day payment cycles with eligibility starting 1 November 2020.

Eligible businesses are: a. Nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques; b. Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500 for every four week period.

5 November -2 December 2020

Local Restriction Support Grant (ca) for businesses forced to close during national lockdown

Grant funding has been made available to those businesses that were unable to trade and were forced to close during the additional restrictions. During this period, a single grant to cover the four-week period will be paid to each eligible business. The grant amounts will be fixed. Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £1,334 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £2,000 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £3,000 for every four week period.

3 December -15 December 2020

Local Restriction Support Grant (O) for tier 2 restrictions

Grants have been made available for eligible businesses within the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Eligibility for this grant is based on the Valuation Office description of your premises and the Local Authority has received a list from Central Government of which property types will qualify.

AMUSEMENT ARCADE AND PREMISES

BINGO HALL AND PREMISES

BOWLING ALLEY AND PREMISES

CAFE AND PREMISES

CASINO AND PREMISES

CINEMA AND PREMISES

CLUB AND PREMISES

CLUB HOUSE AND PREMISES

GUEST HOUSE AND PREMISES

HOTEL & PREMISES

HOTEL AND PREMISES

LEISURE CENTRE AND PREMISES

MUSEUM AND PREMISES

NIGHTCLUB AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HALL OFFICES AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE HOTEL AND PREMISES

RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT AND  PREMISES

RESTAURANT AND PREMISES

THEATRE AND PREMISES

TOURIST ATTRACTION AND PREMISES

WINE BAR AND PREMISES

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £600.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £900.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,3550.00

Local Restriction Support Grant (S) for nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues.

On Friday 9 October, the Government announced further funding to support businesses that have been required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020 due to restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus and save lives

Grant funding for eligible businesses will be payable by Local Authorities in 14-day payment cycles with eligibility starting 1 November 2020.

Eligible businesses are: a. Nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques; b. Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667.00 for every 4 week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000.00 for every 4 week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500.00 for every 4 week period.

Wet- Led Pub Christmas Support Grant

On 1 December 2020, the Government announced the introduction of additional support over the festive period for wet-led pubs in areas under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions. For the purpose of this grant, a wet-led pub is a pub which derives under 50% of their income from food sales.

Local Authorities under Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions for all or part of the period between 2 and 29 December 2020 will pay a £1,000 flat-rate grant to wet-led pubs.

Pubs that derive over 50% of their income from food sales will not be eligible to receive funding through this grant scheme. Local Authorities may request that pubs provide accounting evidence that they derive under 50% of their income from food sales to determine that the pub is wet-led. These accounts should be dated no later than 11 March 2020 (covering a period when trade was not affected by Covid-19).

16 December 2020 – 19th December 2020

Local Restriction Support Grant (C) For tier 3 restrictions

On Wednesday 9 September, the Government announced there would be further funding to support businesses that are legally required to close due to restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus and save lives.

This grant scheme will offer support to businesses required to close by Government, as part of the management of coronavirus transmission and infection, in areas where business closures are part of a nationally agreed package of localised restrictions. The London Borough of Newham entered tier 3 restrictions from 16th December 2020

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500 for every 14 day period.

Local Restriction Support Grant (S) For nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues.

On Friday 9 October, the Government announced further funding to support businesses that have been required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020 due to restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus and save lives

Grant funding for eligible businesses will be payable by Local Authorities in 14-day payment cycles with eligibility starting 1 November 2020.

Eligible businesses are: a. Nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques b. Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667.00 for every 4 week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000.00 for every 4 week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500.00 for every 4 week period.

20th December 2020 – 4th January 2021

Local Restriction Support Grant (ca) for businesses forced to close during Tier 4 restrictions

Grant funding has been made available to those businesses that were unable to trade and were forced to close during the additional restrictions. During this period, a single grant to cover the period will be paid to each eligible business. The grant amounts will be fixed. Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant. This grant will be paid pro rata based on the amounts below.

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667.00 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500 for every 14 day period

5th January 2021 – 15th February 2021

Local Restriction Support Grant (ca) for businesses forced to close during national lockdown

Grant funding has been made available to those businesses that are unable to trade and are forced to close during the additional restrictions. During this period, a single grant to cover the six week period will be paid to each eligible business. The grant amounts will be fixed. Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667.00 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000 for every 14 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500 for every 14 day period

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant

The Chancellor announced that following the Prime Ministers announcement of a national lockdown an additional grant scheme to support businesses within the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality sectors will be made available. The Council are still awaiting further information on this and more info will be posted shortly. This will be in addition to any existing grant scheme.

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £4,000.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £6,000.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £9,000.

Application Forms

Local Restrictions Support Grant Form 
Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led Pubs Form

Please note that you do not need to reapply for each grant period/scheme, grants will be paid based on your initial application form to eligible businesses. You only need to complete a different application if you are applying for the Christmas Support Payment for Wet Led Pubs.